Any true fan of Nina Dobrev knows she was raised in Toronto, Canada... but did you also know she didn’t move there until the age of two?
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria on January 9, 1989, Nina’s full name is Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva. (Try saying that three times fast.) Written in the native language, Nina’s name reads: Николина Константинова Добрева.

We may not be able to spell it, but we’re sure the Vampire Diaries star has no problem writing out her given name. In fact, Nina speaks fluent Bulgarian — a skill she showed off in TVD Season 2, Episode 9, “Katerina,” where she portrayed Katerina Petrova (aka Katherine Pierce) in a 1490 flashback to Bulgaria.

Needless to say, Nina’s not your average Hollywood starlet... and we love her all the more for it!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Nina Dobrev Speak Bulgarian in The Vampire Diaries (VIDEO)


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